Paul Kerridge yacht surveyors & consultants ltd.

I pride myself on being a thorough and efficient marine surveyor providing an experienced, professional opinion.


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    Accredited Member of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association (AMYDSA)

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    Full Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA)

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    Diploma in Marine Surveying from Lloyd's Maritime Academy & The National Sea Training Center

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    YDSA / MCA approved Tonnage Measurer

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    RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (18yrs)

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    Qualifications in Engineering, Yacht & Boatbuilding, Yacht Manufacturing Technology and Marine Industries Management

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    I hold full Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance to a level recommended by the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association.


not only yacht surveying

Nearly a decade of experience as an independent yacht surveyor.

  • Local boatyard manager.
  • Owner / manager of a company specialising in GRP & composite repairs, painting and slurry blasting, becoming a recognised osmosis centre for boats from 6m to 24m.
  • Professional crew on luxury yachts and superyachts, with several thousand miles afloat completed.
  • Active member of the sailing scene locally, racing both classic wooden yachts and production keel boats, whilst also enjoying cruising on the family Westerly yacht.


Westerly Vulcan

"Paul Just a short note to say thank you for the survey on the Westerly Vulcan. The results were very professionally presented (both as a hard copy and electronically) clearly and concisely, backed up with loads of extra photographs (almost 200 of them). The degree of detail given and the reasons for each recommendation and their priority graded was most helpful and enabled us to negotiate with the seller and complete a successful purchase. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to friends. Regards Collin P"

Colvic Countess

"Mr Kerridge, thank you for the survey report which we have now thoroughly read. There's a lot of good information in it and I can see why your service was recommended to us. Many thanks."

Jeanneau Merry Fisher 585

"You have been a great help in buying our first boat and made it easy for us to negotiate a better price. We will definitely use your services again."


  • It's quick and easy.

    Online forms make it quick and easy to arrange and book your yacht survey. I accept all payment methods, including PayPal.

  • No expenses or travelling costs.

    There are no additional costs for yacht surveys throughout Cornwall & Devon, and I currently do not charge VAT.

  • Detailed survey reports

    Survey reports arrive quickly by email and/or post. They contain precise explanations of the yacht's condition and are supported with lots of photos.


Continual Development

With a background in boat building, yacht repair, fitout and servicing I am best placed to provide you with a thorough, in-depth assessment of the vessel; not only concerning the structural integrity of the yacht but also the systems onboard. Yachts and boats of all sizes have become increasingly more complicated and an ever-increasing percentage of the value is within the systems onboard. Where possible all the systems are tested for functionality and inspected for suitable installation. I also use a range of specialist testing equipment to ensure you get the best yacht survey possible.


“Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with and presented a really detailed survey within days of viewing the boat in Italy.” “ Not only did Paul Kerridge uncover some very significant problems with a potential purchase he also came up with a clear strategy and costings to correct the issues. This was most helpful and beyond a normal surveyor's work” “ Over the years I have worked with numerous yacht surveyors and I would not hesitate to recommend Paul. I will definitely use him again."
Mr. R. Graffy, Searanger 50, Mylor